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Default Can an img graduate enroll in an American school to change to AMG?

I heard an IMG who has low scores/profile/attempts then took MCAT and tries to enroll in an American school
Is that possible?
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How do you propose getting into an american medical school which is very competitive if you had low scores to begin with? Your USMLE attempts will stay on record
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How do you propose getting into an american medical school which is very competitive if you had low scores to begin with? Your USMLE attempts will stay on record
I am asking on behalf of someone
So what about if someone could get MCAT? Can that help as it is used by American medical school not USMLE I think?
Or maybe apply to a Caribbean?
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I am asking on behalf of someone
So what about if someone could get MCAT? Can that help as it is used by American medical school not USMLE I think?
Or maybe apply to a Caribbean?
Getting into an american medical school is more than taking the MCAT. First you must meet the undergrad pre-requisites, preferably be a US citizen (it makes a big difference in your chances), and have residency in a state. Texas, for example, takes 90% in state residents for their public medical schools. Even if this all was possible, as I stated the USMLE attempts stay on record, making getting a residency just as impossible with poor scores as an IMG. You would still have multiple attempts on the STEP exams.
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